Listening to Christmas songs during the holidays is a lot of fun but being able to play them can be even more entertaining. Though there are quite a few instruments that can be used to play Christmas music, the guitar seems to be the preferred choice for most people. With that in mind, today we’re going to talk about some of the best Christmas songs on guitar of all time. Whether you want to learn how to play these songs on guitar or just listen to them, we think these songs will be a great fit for your Christmas playlist this year.

Part 1: Top 10 Great Christmas Songs on Guitar

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells is probably one of the easiest Christmas songs on guitar that can be quickly learned even by novices. The song dates way back to 1857 when it was originally created for Thanksgiving Day. Jingle Bells underwent a number of changes since then and is now commonly associated with Christmas.

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White Christmas

Another fairly easy Christmas song on guitar, White Christmas is a bit more recent than Jingle Bells but it’s still considered one of the classics. Initially written by Irving Berlin in 1940, the song was later popularized by Bing Crosby and became a top-selling single.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

We’re moving on to something a bit more challenging but still manageable for the intermediate guitar player. This song is another classic carol that was a bit more solemn when it was first written but became quite cheerful over the years.

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The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick

One of the more difficult Christmas songs on guitar on this list, Little Saint Nick is a pop song with some rock n roll elements. Most of the guitar parts should not pose a problem for most people but there but there is a riff at one point that could prove challenging for some.

Joy To The World

Joy To The World is the most popular religious Christmas hymn in North America so you’re probably already familiar with it. The original song was written in English in 1719 and inspired by verses from the Bible but was later translated into a wide variety of other languages as well.

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Winter Wonderland

An extremely popular Christmas song on guitar covered by many famous artists, including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby, among others. If you’re looking for a more modern interpretation we recommend checking out Michael Buble’s version.

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

Even though Nat King Cole wasn’t the original author of the song, there’s no doubt that he’s the one who made it famous. The song is very slow and mellow so we recommend using a jazz guitar if you want to learn how to play it properly.

Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls is a great Christmas song on guitar if you can bring together a few friends to provide backing vocals. It can work without but the verses truly bring this classic Christmas carol to life.

Jose Feliciano – Feliz Navidad

This bilingual smash hit from the 70s is famous all over the world, and with good reason. The energetic melody and positive message of the song perfectly embody the spirit of Christmas.

Silent Night

The last Christmas song on guitar we want to recommend is the always popular Silent Night. The song dates back to 1818 and was originally quite a bit more energetic compared to the version we know today.

Part 2: How to Download Guitar Christmas Songs from YouTube

If you want to learn how to play Christmas songs on guitar there’s no better place than YouTube thanks to all the tutorial videos you can find there. However, every now and again you may not have access to the internet, which means you can’t listen to your favorite songs at all. To avoid such situations, we recommend using DVDFab YouTube to MP3 to download songs and playlists from the website so you can always have access to them even when you’re offline. That way, even though you can watch the tutorial videos, you can still listen to the instructions and continue practicing.

1.  Open the main DVDFab 11 client and access the YouTube to MP3 tool via the Utilities section in the upper menu of the UI.

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2. Go to YouTube and search for the Christmas songs on guitar you want to download or even for an entire playlist of them.

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3. Copy the URL of a song and then paste it inside DVDFab YouTube to MP3 to begin downloading. If you want to download a playlist simply paste the link of any song found in that playlist and the tool will begin downloading each song one after the other.

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4. Go to the Finished tab once all your songs have been downloaded and click the folder icon to play them or transfer them to a different device.

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Learning how to play Christmas songs on guitar is a great way to practice and improve upon your guitar skills. But even if you’re not interested in playing them, some of these guitar songs sound better than the originals so they’re great just for listening. If you want the best listening experience, however, don’t forget to download your favorite songs with DVDFab YouTube to MP3 to avoid any problems that might occur because of YouTube or a slow internet connection.